Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Shift Happens!

God has great plans for us, plans for good! This wonderful verse comes to us from Jeremiah. 

Heres the deal; sometimes we can wonder when these great plans will come to pass. But what I have found in living as a passionate follower of Christ for over 30 years is; that we must work with God using our faith in His promises to see His plans manifest in our life. 

And in this process the enemy will throw us some curves!

But that is what the Bible calls the "good fight of faith"...  And it is winnable. 

Part of the fight we must win, is the fight for maximizing our time to it's greatest advantage. 

Sure there will be distractions and even valid ones to get us off of our goal, but it is up to us to minimize the detours and maximize the focus on to what is really important...

Apostle Paul says in 1 Thess 2:18"We wanted to come to you, time and time again, but Satan hindered us." Even the great Paul experienced times of the enemy trying to stop him... but couldn't do it! 

See, our enemy cannot stop you or defeat you. All he can do is hinder... The greek word used here means, "a road so deteriated it was almost impossible to use..." Listen, it is not uncommon for us to experience detours in life, but never let them become an excuse to stop, fall back, give up, or quit! 

God will use the enemies detours to show us there is more than one way to get to our stated end. So get creative, get going, and stay on point! 

"My dear brothers, be strong and unmovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless!" 1 Corinthians 15:58

So decide right now that you will never give up going forward, in Jesus name! I commend you in the fight! 

Dr Karl

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